Mary Esther United Methodist Church https://www.maryestherumc.org Mary Esther, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Destin, Shalimar, Wright, Cinco Bayou, Valparaiso, Niceville, Hurlburt Field, Eglin Air Force Base Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:48:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 Ash Wednesday Service: February 14, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/ash-wednesday-service-february-14-2018/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:36:40 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4649 Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Please join us as we observe Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Lent is comprised of 40 days and 6 Sundays, which are are excluded, all of which span from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 14, 2018.

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Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting: March 4, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/vacation-bible-school-planning-meeting-march-4-2018/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:16:18 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4646 Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting

March 4, 2018

There will be a Vacation Bible School (VBS) planning meeting on Sunday, March 4, 2018, following worship in the Fellowship Hall. We will begin discussing and planning VBS 2018.

Everyone interested in being a part of the discussion and planning please attend.

For questions, please email children@maryestherumc.org.

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Cafe Worship Experience: Sunday, February 25, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/cafe-worship-experience-sunday-february-25-2018/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:56:38 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4618 Sunday, February 25, 2018
10:07 a.m.

Join us for a casual worship experience to share the Gospel in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere.

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Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting: February 4, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/vacation-bible-school-planning-meeting-february-4-2018/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:52:26 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4601 Vacation Bible School Planning Meeting

February 4, 2018

There will be a Vacation Bible School (VBS) planning meeting on Sunday, February 4, 2018, following worship in the Fellowship Hall. We will begin discussing and planning VBS 2018.

Everyone interested in being a part of the discussion and planning please attend.

For questions, please email children@maryestherumc.org.

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Church Council Training and Meeting: January 24, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/church-council-training-meeting-january-24-2018/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 03:02:43 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4550 We have a Church Council training and meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All members are welcome to learn about the roles and responsibilities of being on the council.

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Meltdown Retreat: January 26-28, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/meltdown-retreat-january-26-28-2018/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:00:13 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4545 Our Youth will be going to Meltdown on January 26-28, 2018, in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional Available Starting January 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/upper-room-daily-devotional-available-starting-january-2018/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:27:41 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4097 The Upper Room® Resource for Daily Devotion

Mary Esther UMC provides copies of The Upper Room Devotional book throughout the year. Books are published in two-month increments (Jan-Feb through Nov-Dec), and we receive them the month prior to the scheduled date. We place copies for pickup in the Narthex on the last Sunday of the previous month (Dec for Jan-Feb, Feb for Mar-Apr, etc.).

If anyone desires a copy and there are no longer books available in the Narthex, please come to the church office. We have some copies for guests to read in the lobby and we are happy to share.

About The Upper Room

“New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world.”
—Liturgy for Morning Prayer, Upper Room Worshipbook

The Upper Room® is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings in 1935 as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.

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Upcoming Training Sessions: January 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/upcoming-training-sessions-january-2018/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:10:16 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4524 All members who are interested in learning and knowing more about how the church’s committees function and what the expectations are, please join us at one or all of these informational training sessions:

  • January 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. – Trustee Committee Training and Meeting in the Church Office Conference Room
  • January 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. – Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) Training in the Church Office Conference Room
  • January 14, 2018 – Informational meeting for the Volunteer Team following worship. If you have supported or are interested in supporting these teams, come to this brief meeting the Cafe.
  • January 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. – Finance Committee Training and Meeting in the Cafe (Youth Room)
  • January 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. – Church Council Training and Meeting in the Fellowship Hall
  • January 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. – Church Meeting with the Pensacola District Superintendent in the Fellowship Hall

All regularly scheduled meetings, except SPRC, are open to anyone within the church to attend. (Staff Parish Relations Committee meetings are closed because they deal with confidential information. If an individual has an item to address with the committee, please contact the office.)

Please contact the Church Office with any questions.

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Meeting with the Pensacola District Superintendent: January 28, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/church-meeting-pensacola-district-superintendent-january-28-2018/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:01:58 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4589 CANCELLED. Check back for rescheduled date.

The Pensacola District Superintendent would like to meet with Church Leadership, and members who are interested, on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Please contact the Church Office with any questions.

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United Methodist Men’s Grilled Chicken Dinner: January 17, 2018 https://www.maryestherumc.org/2018/united-methodist-mens-grilled-chicken-dinner-january-17-2018/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:20:59 +0000 https://www.maryestherumc.org/?p=4583 Join us for a delicious grilled chicken dinner provided by the United Methodist Men.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. No reservation required.

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